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Move to Microchips Could Help in Aftercare

Thu, 2019-01-10 14:25
There have been many stories about ex-racehorses ending up at low-level auctions years after their racing or breeding careers are over and being identified by their tattoos.

Exchange Rate Mare Meets Market Demands

Thu, 2019-01-10 14:25
Demand for young mares hot off the track continued during the Jan. 9 session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, with broodmare prospect Stallion Heiress selling for $125,000 to SF Bloodstock & Newgate Farm.

Pinhooking Partnership Strikes for Midnight Lute Colt

Thu, 2019-01-10 14:25
Sitting in a long line along the back of the sales pavilion, a team of bidders kept the momentum going Jan. 9 and left the auction house $120,000 lighter, but with a promising Midnight Lute colt in tow.

Metz Views January Sale as Step Toward California, Home

Thu, 2019-01-10 14:25
Sitting in the café during a crowded lunch hour Jan. 9 at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, trainer Jeff Metz was somewhat of an anomaly.

Prominent Breeder from Turkey Active at Keeneland Sale

Thu, 2019-01-10 14:25
Among the international breeders actively buying at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale has been Arif Kurtel, not only one of the most prominent businessmen in Turkey, but also one of the country's leading owners and breeders.

Fast Anna Filly Wonderful Surprise for Breeder Pitts

Thu, 2019-01-10 14:25
When Avla Pitts' filly entered the ring during the Jan. 9 third session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, the veteran breeder's nerves were already in knots. 

BackTrack: A New High Note for Glorious Song

Thu, 2019-01-10 14:25
This week is a recap of Glorious Song's first grade 1 victory, the Feb. 10, 1980 La Canada Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita Park. The recap, written by Tracy Gantz, ran in the Feb. 16, 1980 magazine and carried the headline, "Song Of Canada."

Keeneland January Sale Rolls Along in Third Session

Thu, 2019-01-10 02:21
Topped by five six-figure transactions, the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale rolled along during the third session Jan. 9, with solid trade across the board and key statistics that surpass last year's entire four days.

Runaway Ghost Nearing Return to Racing

Thu, 2019-01-10 02:21
After a cannon bone fracture knocked him out of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), Joe Peacock's homebred 2018 Sunland Derby (G3) winner Runaway Ghost is ready to get back to racing.

On Familiar Ground, Heart to Heart Aims to Regroup

Thu, 2019-01-10 02:21
When two-time grade 1 winner Heart to Heart begins his seventh season of racing Jan. 12, it will be on one of his favorite courses, as the 8-year-old son of English Channel tries to bounce back from a discouraging finish to 2018.

Blow the Whistle Tops Leaders' List by Wins for 2018

Thu, 2019-01-10 02:21
While the racing world will forever remember 2018 as the year horses like Justify, Accelerate, and Monomoy Girl dominated the racetrack, there are just as many runners who slid under the radar but are no less worthy of recognition.

January Yearling Market Deeper at the Top

Thu, 2019-01-10 02:21
The first two sessions of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale produced 11 yearling sires with six-figure averages compared with eight for the same sessions of 2018.

Maryland Jockey Club Announces Incentives for 2019

Thu, 2019-01-10 02:21
In preparation for this weekend's kickoff at Laurel Park, the Maryland Jockey Club announced Jan. 9 an incentive program for graded stakes winners that participate in its stakes schedule in 2019.

New Year's Day Relocated to Brazil

Thu, 2019-01-10 02:21
The grade 1 winner, third-crop sire, and son of Street Cry was bought by Luis Felipe Brandão dos Santos.

Fireworks Start Early at Gold Coast Yearling Sale

Wed, 2019-01-09 14:17
A well bred colt by Redoute's Choice topped a record-breaking Day 1 of the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Cross Counter Among Godolphin Entries in Dubai

Wed, 2019-01-09 14:17
Cross Counter, who made history by becoming the first British-trained winner of the Lexus Melbourne Cup (G1), is set to have his next run in the March 30 Dubai Gold Cup (G2) at Meydan.

Dubai Carnival: Godolphin's Royal Marine to Try Dirt

Wed, 2019-01-09 14:17
Group 1 winner Royal Marine is scheduled to race on dirt for the first time when he faces an expected dozen rivals in the UAE Two Thousand Guineas Trial Jan. 10 at Meydan.

Derby Futures: New Year, New Stars

Wed, 2019-01-09 14:17
The prep season for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) is fully underway as the new year unfolds, with key preps scheduled for nearly every weekend going forward until the first Saturday in May.

Cairo Prince Yearling a Legacy for Highclere Farm

Wed, 2019-01-09 14:17
At the 1992 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Mixed Sale, Jeffry Morris purchased a $21,000 mare from Hillbrook Farm on behalf of his son, Carson Morris. 

Budding Agent Mary Motion Cuts Own Path

Wed, 2019-01-09 14:17
When your last name is Motion, it's safe to assume that the Thoroughbred industry runs in your blood. For Mary Motion, daughter of Old Chapel Farm owner Andrew Motion and niece of trainer Graham Motion, genetics have finally come calling. 

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